Cracking Down On Temp Tags

Paying sales tax for a new vehicle can leave a dent in the bank account of some Missourians, leading some people to drive around with an expired temporary license plate tag. A Missouri bill attempts to crack down on expired tags. Sedalia (Suh-DAIL-yuh) Representative Brad Pollitt (PAW-litt) is proposing to let law enforcement stop, inspect, or detain drivers solely to find out whether a temporary license plate tag is current.

Pollitt says if the House debates his bill, he plans to make changes because the main provision violates the Fourth Amendment.